In no other business are personal dress, cleanliness, conduct and appearance as important as they are in health care services. First impressions count not only in the way we help and treat patients and visitors but also in our appearance.
The UK HealthCare LookBook was created to reinforce the importance of standard dress and serve as a guide for managers and frontline staff.
The way you dress tells our patients and guests you are a caring professional who values the quality of care UK HealthCare has to offer. When they see you, they know they are in the right place and that you are here to help.
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To improve communications among all levels of the organization, email addresses have been set up for employees to submit issues, concerns or ask questions of senior leadership. While not anonymous, these submissions will be treated confidentially.
Sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States since 1999, even though there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain reported.
Dr. Frank Gillam, professor of Neurology at the Kentucky Neurosciences Institute discusses epilepsy, a disease of unpredictable seizures, in Sunday's Herald Leader Your Health column.
It’s opening day for the 2016 high school football season. Family, friends, teachers and fans will watch as young athletes who’ve spent their summer training and practicing begin their quest for district and state titles. As the team files out of the locker room and onto the field you’ll see players, coaches, team physicians and, because of a partnership between UK Sports Medicine and Fayette County Public Schools, athletic trainers.
In the late 1990s, University of Kentucky Professor Douglas Andres found that mutations in a protein known as RIT1 could initiate cancer development in laboratory models. But it took 15 years for technology to catch up with his findings, allowing researchers to find these same mutations in human tumors.
Dr. Amy Meadows discusses the importance of throwing out expired medications from your medicine cabinet and why in Sunday's Herald Leader, Aug. 14, 2016.
It's unusual when three out of four members of a family have diabetes, but the Middleton family has learned to adjust and fit diabetes into their lives by controlling the disease with the help and care of UK's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt was honored at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Belles & Beaus Ball.
Dr. Darren Johnson, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is currently serving as the president of Southern Orthopaedic Association.
The externship provides graduate level training in biological sciences, oral medicine, clinical and pathologic correlations.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging found that magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), a noninvasive imaging technique, might help distinguish between people with Down syndrome who have dementia and those who do not
After serving as a physician for Team USA at the 1992 Olympics, Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland joined the University of Kentucky as the first female to serve as team physician for a Division I football team.
Studies show health care and emergency responders suffer from job-related psychological and emotional distress. Dean Janie Heath and Assistant Professor Jan Findlay at the UK College of Nursing discuss the importance of a support system in Sunday's Herald-Leader.
The Pet Therapy Program run through the Volunteer Office at UK HealthCare gives volunteers the chance to let man’s best friend brighten the days of people who need it most. Developed in the past few years, the program has volunteers and pets that visit patients in the Markey Cancer Center and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is No. 1 in Kentucky in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings.
The UK HealthCare ALS Clinic is hosting a free pre-premiere screening of a documentary about former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS. "Gleason" will be at the Kentucky Theater on Main Street at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11.
Dr. Cale Jacobs in the UK Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses common knee injuries in young athletes and how they can be treated in this past Sunday's Herald Leader.
The white coat ceremony celebrates the hard work and dedication of incoming medical students as they beging their journey to become doctors.
In May 2016, the Music Therapy Program at UK HealthCare welcomed Katie Goforth as the music therapist dedicated to patients in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Terry Lennie, a College of Nursing professor who studies interventions to treat and prevent heart disease, was inducted to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame on July 23.
UK College of Health Sciences Professor Karen Skaff was recently named the Alfred C. Fones Award recipient by the American Dental Hygenists Association.
The 11th Annual Miracle Treat Day gives Central Kentuckians another great reason to beat the heat with a DQ Blizzard on July 28.
In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of early dementia or mild cognitive impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.
Dr. Andrew James, urologic oncologist at the UK Markey Cancer Center discusses bladder cancer's risk factors, screening, and treatment in Sunday's Herald Leader.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
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View or download the employee healthcare guide (PDF, 846 KB) »
The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
All UK HealthCare workers are required to visit Employee Health during the employee's birth month. Read more »
video series from senior leadership allows employees spread far and wide the opportunity to hear leaders explain events, decisions and actions in their own words. Questions about these topics may be submitted to
July 7, 2016
Alton Boyd is recognized for his outstanding service
“I want everyone to know who I am; not necessarily my name, but my face,” Alton Boyd said when asked about his job with UK HealthCare’s Shuttle Service. This is not a problem for the friendly, 85-year-old man from Avery, Texas. Alton moved to Kentucky from Ruidoso, New Mexico in 1991, served two years in […]
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